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SPECIES Spelaeomys florensis

Author:Hooijer, 1957.
Citation:Zool. Meded. Leiden, 35: 306.
Common Name:Flores Island Spelaeomys
Type Locality:Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara, Palau Flores, Manggarai Province, Liang Toge, a cave near Warukia, 1 km S Lepa.
Distribution:Known only from Flores Isl.
Status:IUCN Extinct.
Comments:A large-bodied, probably arboreal frugivore and folivore represented only by subfossil fragments (3000-4000 years old). The species may still live on Flores, possibly other nearby islands, and should be sought in any remnants of tropical evergreen rainforest.
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